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It is one thing to see the kingdom of God [John 3:3], it is another to enter into the kingdom of God. [John 3:5]

There is no retreat but in submission and slavery. Our chains are forged. ...It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth - and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and the provide for it.

 --Patrick Henry


If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free, as Jefferson cautioned, it is the responsibility of every American to be informed. (Ronald Reagan) If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.

Thomas Jefferson


Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.

Joseph Story

A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued, but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.
Samuel Adams

It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ.  For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.
Patrick Henry

The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue; and if this cannot be inspired into our people in a greater measure than they have it now, they may change their rulers and the forms of government, but they will not obtain a lasting liberty. They will only exchange tyrants and tyrannies.
John Adams

The first and almost the only Book deserving of universal attention is the Bible. Our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.
John Quincy Adams

We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.
James Madison

To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Theodore Roosevelt

The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.
John F. Kennedy

A free people claim their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.
 Thomas Jefferson

 Therefore, the law is ignored And justice is never upheld. For the wicked surround the righteous; Therefore, justice comes out perverted.
Habakkuk 1:4

Sin hinders prayer. Prayer hinders sin.

 Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.
William Penn

  Are we reaping what has been sowed for decades, by removing Christ and the virtue of the founders of America from the classroom and higher education.

 The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
Groucho Marx

 God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Daniel Webster

Freedom is never more than a generation away from extinction.
Ronald Reagan

 Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.
Benjamin Franklin

 The world is a dangerous place to live not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
Albert Einstein

For every one that does evil hates the light, and doesn't come to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
John 3:20

He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.
Acts 19:2

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Thomas Jefferson

 Destroy the family, and the society will collapse.
Nikolai Lenin

The culture of this nation is being dismantled, brick by brick, but so gradually that many will not notice until the walls start to sag -- just before they cave in.
Thomas Sowell

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King Jr.

He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.
Martin Luther King Jr.

There are no extraordinary men... just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.
William Halsey

One of the troubles with humanity is that it is oftimes too lazy to do its own thinking.
Charles S. Price

Reason had overthrown faith, and had defeated the purpose of God.
Charles S. Price

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953

Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.
William F. Buckley Jr.

When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.
Thomas Paine

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
Winston Churchill

The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos, conviction or compromise, discipline or disintegration. I am rather tired of hearing about our rights...The time is come...to hear about responsibilities...
U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall

The things that will destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice.
Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi

The republic was not established by cowards, and cowards will not preserve it.
American writer Elmer Davis (1880-1958)

The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.
Charles-Louis De Secondat

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
Abraham Lincoln

The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue;
and if this cannot be inspired into our people in a greater measure than they have it now,
they may change their rulers and the forms of government, but they will not obtain a lasting liberty.
They will only exchange tyrants and tyrannies.
John Adams

Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.
James Madison, the Primary author of the U.S. Constitution

The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people,
it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.
Patrick Henry

[W]hen all government, domestic and foreign, in little as in great things,
shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power,
it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to Charles Hammond, 1821

The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined.
Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.
James Madison, Federalist No. 45

Man will ultimately be governed by God or by tyrants.
Benjamin Franklin

Public apathy is more powerful than public opinion. There's more of it.
Dr. Jim Boren 

God will bless or curse this nation according to the course Christians take in politics.
Charles Finney

Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.
Alexis de Tocqueville, 19th century historian

We've gotten to the point where everybody's got a right and nobody's got a responsibility.
Newton N. Minow

Abortion stops a beating heart. 

The further society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.
George Orwell

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